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Primate suspects: Snarling monkeys bear their teeth from behind bars after being caught by locals

Primate suspects: Snarling monkeys bear their teeth from behind bars after being caught by locals who accused them of killing 250 of their DOGS in revenge attack in India

  • Horrific incidents reported in Majalgaon and Lavul village in India’s Maharashtra
  • According to local reports, there are now barely any dogs left in Lavul village
  • Villagers say monkeys drag dogs up to high place and drop them to their death
  • But without any dog targets the monkeys are now reportedly turning on children


Snarling monkeys accused of killing 250 dogs in an Indian district by dragging them to the top of buildings and trees and dropping them have been put behind bars.      

Footage shows the enraged primates locked in cages after the vicious revenge attacks carried out when a pack of dogs killed one of the monkeys’ infants.

Panic-stricken residents have also come under attack in the villages of Majalgaon and nearby Lavul in Maharashtra’s Beed district. 

The monkeys were captured by the regional forestry department and are set to be taken to Nagpur, where they will be released in a different part of the forest.    

Snarling monkeys accused of killing 250 dogs in an Indian district by dragging them to the top of buildings and trees and dropping them have been put behind bars

Footage and images show the enraged primate locked in cages after the vicious revenge attacks carried out when a pack of dogs killed one of the monkeys' infants

Footage and images show the enraged primate locked in cages after the vicious revenge attacks carried out when a pack of dogs killed one of the monkeys’ infants

Panic-stricken residents in the villages of Majalgaon and nearby Lavul in Maharashtra¿s Beed district were also attacked by the monkeys before they were apprehended and put in cages

Panic-stricken residents in the villages of Majalgaon and nearby Lavul in Maharashtra’s Beed district were also attacked by the monkeys before they were apprehended and put in cages

The monkeys were captured by the regional forestry department and are set to be taken to Nagpur, where they will be released in a different part of the forest

The monkeys were captured by the regional forestry department and are set to be taken to Nagpur, where they will be released in a different part of the forest

Enraged monkeys have killed 250 dogs in an Indian district by dragging them to the top of buildings and trees and dropping them. Pictured: Footage purportedly showing a monkey carrying a puppy on a roof in India, Lavul village

Enraged monkeys have killed 250 dogs in an Indian district by dragging them to the top of buildings and trees and dropping them. Pictured: Footage purportedly showing a monkey carrying a puppy on a roof in India, Lavul village

Villagers had reported monkeys setting upon dogs as soon as they saw them before taking them up to a high place – the top of a building or a tree – and dropping them to their death.

The reports say that in the last month alone, 250 dogs have been killed in this way.

According to India’s News18 website, ‘not a single pup’ was left in Lavul where even school children are being chased and attacked.

Pictures in Indian media appeared to confirm the attacks. In one, a monkey can be seen on a roof carrying a puppy to the edge of a building.

Separate footage, possibly of the incident that sparked the revenge attacks, showed dogs chasing monkeys through the village as local women and children ran for safety. The dogs appeared to be protecting a child.

Residents of the village contacted officials at the forest department, asking that they round up the killer monkeys.  

 

Children were seen fleeing the enraged monkeys which have killed  250 dogs in an Indian district by dragging them to the top of buildings and trees and dropping them

Children were seen fleeing the enraged monkeys which have killed  250 dogs in an Indian district by dragging them to the top of buildings and trees and dropping them

Two panic-stricken women flee enraged monkeys that have attacked residents 'in revenge' after a pack of dogs killed one of the monkeys' infants

Two panic-stricken women flee enraged monkeys that have attacked residents ‘in revenge’ after a pack of dogs killed one of the monkeys’ infants

Pictures in local media show a monkey on a rooftop holding a dog

Pictures in local media show a monkey on a rooftop holding a dog

According to the villagers, the monkeys are taking revenge.

They say that the violence erupted when some of the dogs killed a baby monkey.

Villagers had tried to take upon themselves to save the dogs.   

But when they did, the monkeys fought back against their efforts, with the news station reporting some men even fell from heights themselves when trying to save dogs that had been dragged there.

Clearly not content with the extermination of the dogs, monkeys are now said to be going after young children.

School children are reportedly being attacked by the monkeys, creating a further sense of panic among the villagers.

In one reported instance, an eight-year-old was grabbed and dragged away by the monkeys, forcing villagers to throw stones at them to scare them off.

Pictured: One of the monkeys appeared to go for a child in the village, before a dog ran at the monkey, scaring it odd

Pictured: One of the monkeys appeared to go for a child in the village, before a dog ran at the monkey, scaring it odd

Rampage: Video from the village of Lavul shows monkeys terrorising people in the street. Locals say the animals have been killing their dogs

Rampage: Video from the village of Lavul shows monkeys terrorising people in the street. Locals say the animals have been killing their dogs

Pictured: A still grab from video showing a dog chasing a monkey through Lavul village

Pictured: A still grab from video showing a dog chasing a monkey through Lavul village

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